Pregnancy success rates
It is important to be aware that insemination has a low success rate in the following cases:
- when a woman is over 40 years;
- when the eggs are few or poor quality;
- when sperm is with poor indicators;
- in women with moderate to severe endometriosis
- in women with some degree of tubal damage or pelvic adhesions.
The success rate is slightly higher in women who have no spontaneous ovulation (anovulation) and are stimulated with medicaments before the insemination because of the fact that their infertility is caused by lack of spontaneous ovulation.
Pregnancies are more common when before undergoing insemination, the woman has undergone stimulation with injections of gonadotropins (the risk of multiple pregnancies becomes higher) compared with insemination in which the stimulation is with clomiphene.
This is because the injections stimulate the maturation of more eggs than Clomiphene does, and the bigger number of mature follicles and oocytes respectively, increase the woman’s chance of pregnancy.
The potential inconvenience in this case is that the injections of gonadotropins increase the risk of multiple pregnancies. Clomiphene is still a method that is widely used around the world, first for financial reasons; second - because it has helped millions of women, and third - there are cases in which it is the only method that is able to induce ovulation.
It is recommended the intrauterine insemination to be performed no more than 4-6 cycles. In vitro procedure is the next step in the treatment and has a much higher success rate. IVF, however, is more invasive, more expensive than the intrauterine insemination, and more emotionally demanding. Therefore, except in cases of tubal infertility, 2-4 cycles of insemination are performed before the couple is being advised to have IVF.
Advantages of the intrauterine insemination:
The intrauterine insemination does not require puncture of the follicles for the extraction of ova (as IVF) or an application of general anesthesia. The success rate varies and depends on many factors: the age of a woman, her tubal patency and the sperm of her partner.
Risks in the intrauterine insemination:
The complications arising after the intrauterine insemination are individual. Extremely rarely may an infection or uterine cramping occur if the requirements and criteria for conducting the manipulation are not respected.
Attention!Dear visitors of our website, please do not let you become victims to scams - semen, according all medical requirements and in compliance with the norms for strict control, can be processed only in laboratories with the use of necessary equipment.
"Ordinary" insemination is simply the infusion of sperm into the vagina - an imitation of an intercourse, but the patients still pay for the procedure, it is not clear why.
Infusion and injecting of non-treated semen material in the uterus carries risks of infections, an allergic shock and is a possible way for a woman to develop immunological incompatibility with her husband.
Our advice is when you are offered to have insemination, ask how, where, by whom and under what conditions the semen is processed.
And another thing - insemination procedure is carried only when the fallopian tubes patency has been previously checked.